Best dog walks in Devon with dog-friendly pubs along the way


27th Jan 2020 Travel

Best dog walks in Devon with dog-friendly pubs along the way

If you can’t bear to go anywhere without your pooch and are planning a getaway then look no further than the county of Devon. Devon is famed for its beautiful beaches and picturesque countryside, as well as being home to a whole host of dog-friendly walks, accommodation and most importantly pubs!

After a long walk with your dog, there is quite simply nothing better than a refreshing drink at a local pub, acting not only as a well-deserved break but also as an opportunity to mingle with the local community. 

Though certainly improving in recent years, dog friendly accommodation isn’t always the easiest to come by. Sweetcombe Cottages make sourcing dog-welcoming accommodation easier than ever, offering a wide range of beautiful properties that are suitable for humans and dogs alike, with everything from beach houses and quaint cottages on offer.  Now we’ve got the sleeping spot sorted, it’s onto the fun task of planning your adventure! 

Here are just some of the very best walks in Devon along with a selection of those all-important dog-friendly pubs to recharge in along the way.

Beer to Branscombe Coastal Walk


Enjoy the popular 4.5-mile circular walk from Beer to Branscombe where you will find some of the most stunning coastal walks in the UK. Beer is located on the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast, so you and your pooch could even go hunting for bones along the way!

Before you head back, stop off in Branscombe at a beautiful 14thCentury pub, The Masons Arms. This ideal rest stop for you and your dog is just a short walk away from Branscombe beach, which also allows dogs all year round. 

Exe Estuary Trail, Exmouth


This 16.4-mile trail (or shorter depending on where you start) along the River Exe ending at The Grove pub is a perfect day out for you and your dog. The extensive route from Dawlish to Exeter to Exmouth, is an exciting opportunity to see the wildlife and riverside towns and villages. If you don’t fancy walking all the way back, you can catch one of the ferries across the estuary from Exmouth to Starcross. 

The Grove is a favourite amongst pooch lovers and locals, it even boasts of some of the best views in Exmouth. Also, the Exmouth Seafront is a must for dog walkers as between 30 September and 1 May, the popular beach is open to dogs!

Seaton to Beer Cliff Walk


This 3-mile circular walk benefits from having dog friendly pubs in both towns, so wherever you begin you could enjoy a drink at the midway point and to finish. Beginning in the coastal town of Seaton this circular walk takes you along the Jurassic Coast to Beer, a beautiful and quaint fishing village. 

Where better to enjoy a refreshing halftime beer than in Beer and at the dog-friendly pub, The Dolphin. After enjoying the village of beer, it’s time to head back to Seaton where you will find The Malt House to welcome you and your pooch for a well-deserved drink. 

Salcombe to Snapes Point                 


If you’re looking for impressive views and a dramatic coastline, the 4.5-mile circular walk from Salcombe to Snapes Point is perfect. When you get to Snapes Point you will have stunning views of the picturesque estuary below, which is well worth the journey!

You and your dog can finish your day at the Victoria Inn, just few minutes away from the banks of the estuary in Salcombe. This pub is renowned for its welcoming atmosphere and real log fires, which is perfect for the cooler months. It also has a wonderful beer garden to catch the summer sun, making it ideal all year round.  

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